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Job Title: Midwife 2 position

Supervisor: Health Program Officer

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract period: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding.

Closing date: 04-04-2023

About Human Appeal

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide. Human Appeal has 8 International Field Offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East (Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Turkey/Syira, Yemen and Sudan). Human Appeal Somalia Field office programme operations are based in Mogadishu, Gedo region and previously Bai region, with programmatic focus in the sectors of; WASH, Shelter, FSL, Education/Child Sponsorship, Protection, Health and Nutrition.

Position Summary

Midwives are expected to provide advice, care and support for women and their partners and families before, during and after childbirth. They help women make their own decisions about the care and services they access. They care for newborn children, providing health education and parenting support. Midwives are personally responsible for the health of both mother and child and only refer to obstetricians if there are medical complications. They work in multidisciplinary teams in both health Center and, increasingly, community healthcare settings.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Desired Bachelor degree in Midwifery in 4 experience

Proven experience working as a midwife.

Basic Life Support (BSL) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications. The ability to work under pressure.

Strong problem-solving, analytical, and clinical assessment skills. Effective communication skills.

Patient and compassionate.

Ability to work within a team and take direction

Skills and Qualifications

Key Competencies and Requirements

Bachelor degree in Midwifery

Two years’ experience in busy maternity Hospital or MCH.

Good counselling and communication skills Observing client confidentiality and privacy

Good experience in BEMONC & Familiarity with CEMONC services Able to provide Basic Life Support to women and newborns

Excellent command in Somali/English languages

Computer skills (Ms word, excel, internet, computer based lab results ordering and reporting)

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills Critical thinking

Risks/ Challenges

Short deadlines for submission of Healths report Management of work with support of Field Staff. Excellent cross-cultural awareness.

Experience working in security-sensitive environments and enforcement of team security protocols is an asset.

Passionate about saving lives, international development work and humanitarian aid.


Proactive, flexible and adaptable disposition.

Being treated with care and compassion; Polite, courteous staff;

Having their privacy and dignity actively respected; and

Having their views listened to and taken into consideration.

General Behaviors:

Demonstrate behavior that reflects actions based on HA Values and policies.

Demonstrate approach to work characterized by commitment, motivation and energy. Strong interpersonal, listening and communicative skills to develop long term relations

with communities, families and child.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts.


Please note this is a local contract, for this role you must have the right to work in Somalia.

How to apply

We are looking to appoint this role ASAP and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so

for the best chance of success submit your application cover letter and CV as single PDF document- The

cover letter being the first page to; with subject line Midwife 2 position by or before 04-04-2023. Apply today to become our Midwife – we would love to hear from you. *Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply*

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